Space Exploration Timeline

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    First Atronomical Observitory

    The first astronomical Observitory was built by the astronomer Hipparchus.
  • 165

    First Astronomer

    Claudius Ptolemy was the first person to dedicate their life to astronomy and consider it their career.
  • Jan 1, 1575

    First Telescope

    First Telescope
    Hans Lippershey created the first telescope.
  • First Known Mapping of the Stars

    The Chinese are thought to be the first people to successfully map the starts in the 1600's.
  • Telescope Mastered

    Telescope Mastered
    Galileo was the first to master the telescope and create better versions.
  • New Telescope

    Sir Isaac Newton creates his own version of the telescope,mending brings up new ideas for astronomical exploration.
  • Creation of the Rocket

    The first propelled rocket as built by Robert Goddard.
  • First Space Rocket

    First Space Rocket
    The V-2 rocket launched by the Germans was the first rocket to reach space, although it was never recovered.
  • First Space Shuttle

    The first space shuttle was the "Enterprise", but it never went to space.
  • First Space Probes Launched

    In 1950, the first space probes were launched.
  • First Animal in Space

    The Soviet Union launches a dog named Laikia in a space shuttle and dies, although this was expected.
  • NASA is Formed

    In 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is created by the U.S. government to from one group where American astronauts, astronomers, etc. could come together as one.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Yuri Alekseyevich Alekseyevich was the first man in space. He was launched what by was then the Soviet Union.
  • First American in Space

    Alan Shepard was the first American to go to space, he was launched into orbit, his shuttle barely had enough room for one person.
  • John Glenn is the First Person to Orbit Earth

    John Glenn is the First Person to Orbit Earth
    Johnn Glenn was launched by the NASA to orbit Earth, and to test some of the effects of space.
  • First Woman in Space

    Valentina Tereshkova is launched into space in a shuttle by the U.S.S.R.
  • First Humans on the Moon

    First Humans on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrian land on the moon and become the first people to do so.
  • First TV Satellite

    The first satellite for television is launched.
  • First Space Station is Launched into Orbit

    The space station "Skylab" is launched into orbit by NASA.
  • First Spacecraft on Mars

    The unmanned spacecraft "Viking I" lands on Mars for the first time.
  • First Reusable Space Shuttle is Launched

    The reusable space shuttle "Columbia" is launched by NASA into space.
  • First Orbital Telescope is Launched

    "Hubble" is launched into orbit and becomes the first orbital telescope.
  • First Person to Orbit Earth

    John Glenn was the first person to ever successfully complete a full orbit of Earth.
  • The Universal Space Station is Launched

    A combination of many countries around the world come together to create and launch the ISS into orbit.
  • "Challenger" Explodes While Launching

    The space shuttle "Challenger" explodes while launching, remains scatter across Louisiana and Texas.
  • Clear Photos of Mars are Sent to Earth

    Clear Photos of Mars are Sent to Earth
    The clearest photos ever taken of Mars are sent from the Mars Rover to Earth.
  • Apollo Photos Revealed

    NASA releases photos of earlier Apollo missions.
  • NASA Technology

    NASA announces that it would like start up companies to use their patents technology.
  • Water on Mars Founds

    Water on Mars Founds
    NASA may have found signs of water on Mars, which could point to the idea that there may have been life on Mars.
  • Key Discoveries of Pluto's Surface are Made

    Key Discoveries of Pluto's Surface are Made
    NASA announced that they have discovered many new things on Pluto, such as that it has active geology, and weather. These announcements were made by Dr. Alan Stern.